From parisian history to 18th century art de vivre, here are our picks of the big reopenings this year.
Bourse de Commerce and Pinaut in Paris
The historic Bourse de Commerce has been transformed by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando into a new exhibition space for the Pinault Collection . The Bourse de Commerce’s third floor overlooks the Jardin Nelson Mandela and gives new perspectives of the Church of St Eustache, the Canopee, le Centre Pompidou , and the roofs of Paris. www.boursedecommerce.fr
Bourse de Commerce is a new contemporary art venue (photo © M Tetard).
The Interiors of the Bourse de Commerce (photo © M Tetard).
Maison amazement, at Maison de Victor Hugo in the Marais district
Peek inside the freshly renovated private home of famous French writer Victor Hugo at Maison de Victor Hugo, in the prestigious Place de Vosges in the heart of the Marais district . The apartment, which Hugo rented from 1832 to 1848, takes visitors through his life, evoking his writing through furniture, objects and works of art that belonged to him or that he created. www.museevictorhugo.fr/fr/home/
Old is new: Carnavalet reopens
After four years of renovation, Paris’s oldest museum, the Carnavalet Museum, has reopened to the public. From prehistoric mammoths’ molars to 2.600 paintings from French and foreign artists to the shaving dish of French revolutionary and architect Maximilien de Robespierre, it’s an ideal place to explore the history of Paris. www.carnavalet.paris.fr
Palais Galliera - Museum de la Mode
The newly renovated Paris fashion museum, Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode has reopened its doors. Added are a further 670 square metres of exhibition space, named in honour of esteemed French designer and businesswoman [Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel](/en/paris/article/how-chanel-gets-ready-for-the-metiers-d-art-collection-show "How Chanel gets ready for the "Metiers d’Art" collection show"), a bookstore and outdoor tearoom. www.palaisgalliera.paris.fr
The Hotel de la Marine has undergone a remarkable restoration (photo © A Tézenas)
Hotel de la Marine in Paris
For the first time in over two centuries, the freshly restored Hotel de la Marine in Paris , in the Concorde Square, which once served as the ministry of the Navy and colonies, is opening its doors to the public. Eighteenth century art de vivre will be showcased in this spectacular setting. The Hotel de la Marine is one of two illustrious palaces designed to adorn the royal square, commissioned by Louis XV in the 18th century. www.hotel-de-la-marine.paris
The walls of Hotel de la Marine have witnessed the history of France (photo © A Tézanas